™ Welcomes Award-Winning Photographer Paul Gero to Instructor Roster

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"Digital Wedding Photography" One of Three New Courses to Start January 4.™, the worldwide leader in online photography education, today announced that accomplished wedding photographer and author Paul Gero has joined BetterPhoto to teach a new course, "Digital Wedding Photography". The course, which is targeted at the serious hobbyist to intermediate photographer, will teach students how to plan wedding coverage and learn the tools and techniques to help make great wedding photographs. Students will also learn how to share and present images to their clients after the shoot in ways that are fun and innovative.

"Our members have been clamoring for more courses on wedding photography," said Jim Miotke, president of "We're so excited to have such an accomplished photographer – and great guy – like Paul on our instructor team."

Following graduation from Marquette University in Milwaukee with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, Paul Gero immediately went to work for the Chicago Tribune as a photo intern. Six months later the paper made him a full-time, staff photographer. In 1985, the paper selected him to become the paper’s Washington, DC bureau photographer. In 1989, he left the Tribune and became a contract photographer for the French photographic agency Sygma, and continued to document events in Washington, DC and along the east coast. He left Sygma in 1990 to become a staff photographer at The Arizona Republic in Phoenix, AZ. While there he began to freelance for editorial publications such as Time, People, Sports Illustrated and US News & World Report, among others.

In 2000 he began to seriously pursue wedding photography after being asked by several friends to document their weddings. Paul’s first book, Documentary Wedding Photography was published in 2005.

To see examples of Paul's work, visit his BetterPhoto Premium Gallery at:

Other new courses for the Winter session, beginning January 4, include "Adobe Photoshop Elements" with Robin Nichols and "People Photography – Up Close and Personal" with David Bathgate.

Paul joins 22 other seasoned and published professional photographers, including Tony Sweet, Jim Zuckerman, and Brenda Tharp, who teach over 50 different online courses for These affordable eight-week photography classes are designed to be accessed online and include helpful lessons, motivating photo assignments, insightful photo critiques and one-on-one mentoring. Winter quarter courses range from "Photographing Children" with Vik Orenstein to "Photoshop for Photographers" with Kathleen Carr and "Digital Workout #1: Beginning Digital Photography" with Susan and Neil Silverman.

About™ is the worldwide leader in online photography education, offering an approachable resource for photographers who want to improve their skills, share their photos, and learn more about the art and technique of photography. Headquartered in Redmond, WA, is a fun, approachable community, offering online photography courses led by highly respected and published professional photographers, who act as mentors. BetterPhoto also offers a range of gallery and web hosting options that are easy to use and powerfully customizable, and offers a rich community experience and the best photo contests on the web.

For more information, visit the BetterPhoto website at


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